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How Crete changed the course of World War Two
LONDON, UK, 15 August 2018 (BBC) - The Cretan Resistance caused significant damage to German morale and is likely the reason why Hitler failed to invade the Soviet Union.



Tonga PM challenges Pacific Island leaders to lose weight
LONDON, UK, 14 August 2018 (BBC) - Tongan Prime Minister Akilisi Pohiva has challenged other Pacific Island leaders to participate in a year-long weight-loss challenge to set an example to their national communities.



Seychelles leading efforts to restore corals in underwater nurseries
VICTORIA, Seychelles, 14 August 2018 (SNA) - Nature Seychelles has become a leader in the worldwide effort to restore corals grown in underwater nurseries that could help the fragile species adapt to rising water temperatures and climate change.



The people left behind by Philippines brutal war on drugs
LONDON, UK, 14 August 2018 (Guardian) - President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs has left thousands of children living as orphans or in single-parent families struggling to put food on the table.



Breakthrough as New Caledonia votes to protect coral reef
LONDON, UK, 14 August 2018 (Guardian) - New Caledonia has agreed to tougher protections around a huge swathe of some of the world’s last near-pristine coral reefs, in a move conservationists hailed as a major breakthrough.



Guna Yala: The islands where women make the rules
LONDON, UK, 14 August 2018 (BBC) - In the small indigenous territory of Guna Yala off Panama’s eastern coast, a flourishing ‘third gender’ community is defying stereotypes – and venerating women.



Indonesia ruffles feathers of songbird owners and breeders
JAKARTA, Indonesia, 13 August 2018 (Mongabay) - Songbird owners in Indonesia are up in arms over the recent inclusion of hundreds of bird species in the national list of protected animals.



AI identifies heat-resistant coral reefs in Indonesia
LONDON, UK, 13 August 2018 (Guardian) - A recent scientific survey off the coast of Sulawesi Island in Indonesia suggests that some shallow water corals may be less vulnerable to global warming than previously thought.